Worcester Airport is on the right track:
professonal ownership with deep pockets
recruiting the right airlines (JetBlue)
making the right renovations (Cat III), versus wasting monies on more consultants to do studies
the right Airport Director
We need someone who is constantly out there promoting the airport. Whether that be a Chamber brea [...]
Traditions limo has been driving our family back and forth to Boston for years. From prior conversations I know the owner was concerned that when air service has been at ORH, his airport business has dipped.
Up the airport today looking around and it got me thinking. Unlike Direct Air, JetBlue will be flying multiple flights per day. If [...]
Just up the airport. Great views and pictures up there so may as well start an Instagram.
There was confusion on these dates, let me explain. Best case scenario for JetBlue to fly out of ORH is November 1st. In order for that to happen, they need 6 months to prepare. May 1st is 6 months prior to November 1st.
In order for November 1st to become a reality, we need an announcement by May 1st that they will start flyuiing out [...]
July 1, 2011, MassPort took over complete ownership of Worcester Regional Airport (ORH). Last week on the Gary and Gary show, I was asked if we should be happy with the success to date?
I say a definitive “YES”:
JetBlue: If it were not for MassPort, none of these discussions would be going on.
CAT III Landing System Upgrade: [...]
JetBlue’s newest terminal at JFK, pretty amazing. Maybe we can not change name of airport to “JetBlue” but how good would a JetBlue terminal (T1) look at ORH?
This is the next big date we need to watch. If JetBlue is to come to ORH and fly to Florida, they would want to start November 1st. In order to be ready for November 1st, they need 6 months.
If we do not get an annoucement by May 1st then we will not have service November 1st. The next target date after that will be February 1st. Nex [...]
The Executives at JetBlue say White Plains Airport reminds them of Worcester (ORH). Maybe because they are to JFK/LaGuardia as we would be to Boston, or for that matter Providence-Hartford-Manchester. Also because White Plains does not have Category III Landing Systems and flights are diverted to JFK. Today I figured it would be a [...]
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Monday morning I went down to WCRN radio studios on the Worcester Common. We taped two radio segments:
We talked all about the ORH:
Cat III landing
When I get the times I will let everyone know. They did a great job, the time flew by!!